National Sewing Month – 2016

Some may say that sewing is a lost art.  One time I  asked a neighbor if he knew how to sew on a button and he admitted that he did not.  He added that perhaps he should learn.

But on the other hand, I personally know a lot of people that sew, crochet/knit, and/or quilt.  I don’t think it’s a dying art form.  Walk any quilt show/sewing expo  and you will see many thousands of people.  Actually, one year I was working a quilt show in Hampton, VA, and there was a snow storm (ok, not seriously that bad, but for that area it was more snow than they usually see). Nearly the whole town closed down, but the quilt show went on and was crowded!


In 1982, President Ronald Regan, “in recognition of the importance of home sewing in our nation,” issued a proclamation declaring September National Sewing Month. So, I think we should celebrate!

For me, I really don’t need a reason to sew.  I enjoy it so very much.  Recently, there was a “pillowcase” emergency. 🙂 A young cousin of mine broke his arm playing youth football which resulted in surgery & 2 pins!  Of course, that required a travel pillow to help make his recovery more comfortable!

Evan's Travel Pillow

Travel Pillow to support his cast

And a matching Standard Pillowcase for his bed.


Travel Pillow with matching Standard Pillowcase

Well, if you are interested in checking out a few free patterns to make during National Sewing Month, check out the projects Here at the National Sewing Month website.


Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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2 Responses to National Sewing Month – 2016

  1. Grammy Red says:

    I love your blog and am signing up for it.

    I also love to sew and don’t need a reason to do it. I taught myself back in 1995 when I bought my first sewing machine and made curtains for the kitchen windows in our new apartment. They were simple, but I was proud that the stitches were neat and they looked pretty. I did them without any sort of pattern or instruction – I just copied what I knew of curtains (I love curtains).

    From then on I was hooked and decided to try clothing patterns. My three young daughters became my ‘guinea pigs’ and I am proud to say that everything I made turned out beautifully.

    All my children are grown, but I now have 3 grandchildren to sew for. I love learning new things and have even delved into the world of quilting; although, I’m not so very good at that!

    Thank you for reading my wordy comment. I hope the passion for sewing continues on for generations, and that I continue to learn from the wise and experienced while passing my knowledge onto others.

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